How to search in network drive using cmd?

Posted on 2008-10-03
Last Modified: 2008-10-03
Is there method to search files in my mapped network drive in windows using cmd ?
My search companion using windows explorer is disabled!
Question by:jaisonshereen
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dir \\servername\sharename\*.txt /s

or dir h:\*.txt /s

where h: is a mapped drive.

Expert Comment

ID: 22635280
use the dir command. type dir / ? for a list of available options.

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ID: 22635376
is there any way to search keywords inside the files ?

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CorruptedLogic earned 200 total points
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not that i know of. You'll need to have something like google desktop search in order to do that if your windows search assistant is broken.
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BrandonGalderisi earned 300 total points
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not in any efficient way.  Searching non-indexed locations for items in files will always be slow.  

But you can do it with a grep like tool:

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